Tal Memorial - Round 6

Tal Memorial - Round 6

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 11, 2009, 12:33 PM |
31 | Chess Event Coverage

Vladimir Kramnik once again claimed sole first place after round six of the Tal Memorial in Moscow.  His scalp today was former FIDE champ Ruslan Ponomariov.

Vishy Anand only drew in his encounter with the young pretender, Magnus Carlsen, who is still suffering from illness.  He therefore falls to second place, half a point behind the leader.

However, there were two other decisive games in an exciting round.  Boris Gelfand and Vassily Ivanchuk both scored their first wins of the competition to move into joint third place, beating Lev Aronian and Alexander Morozevich respectively.

The standings after round six:

Kramnik, Vladimir   RUS   2772 *   ½   ½   .   ½   .   1 1 .   1   
Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2788 ½  *  .  ½  ½  .  ½  .  1 1 4
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2758 ½  .  *  .  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  .   
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2739 .  ½  .  *  ½  .  ½  1 ½  ½   
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2801 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  .  ½  .  .  3
Aronian, Levon  ARM  2786 .  .  0 .  ½  *  ½  ½  1 ½  3
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2739 0 ½  ½  ½  .  ½  *  .  .  ½   
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS  2750 0 .  ½  0 ½  ½  .  *  ½  .  2
Leko, Peter  HUN  2752 .  0 ½  ½  .  0 .  ½  *  ½  2
Svidler, Peter  RUS  2754 0 0 .  ½  .  ½  ½  .  ½  *  2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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